[EVENT] Uyghurs Under Threat


In light of the Human Rights violations against the Uyghur population happening in Xinjiang, a region in the northwest of China known to most Uyghur people as East Turkestan, join the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) for a high-level discussion on the persecution of the Uyghur.

China is believed to have detained up to two million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in the far-western region of Xinjiang. While Beijing claims to be providing vocational training or rooting out terrorism and separatism, there are numerous accounts of human rights abuses, including forced sterilization. According to The Atlantic, dozens of graveyards and religious sites have been destroyed, Uighur language is banned in Xinjiang schools, and practicing Islam (the predominant Uighur faith), has been discouraged. There are now strong accusations of cultural genocide.

Read thfull details at Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS)